Fishing

Catch the fish you wish

Drop a line into deep blue lakes or fly fish the Arkansas River’s Gold Medal trout waters, where you’re sure to catch a big one.

In winter, come for ice fishing and enjoy the snowy peaks. Be sure to catch the popular Twin Lakes Ice Fishing Derby each February. You’ll have fish stories galore.

Halfmoon Packing & Outfitting

1100 East Tennessee Road, Leadville, CO 80461  |  (719) 486-4570  |  Website >

        Halfmoon Packing & Outfitting is a four-season wilderness guide and outfitter in Leadville, Colorado. Summer offerings include horseback rides, wagon rides, stagecoach rides, and overnight wilderness pack trips, featuring the most spectacular mountain views in the area. Build a custom trip with fishing, riding, and photography options. We also offer a complete range of hunting services, including fully guided hunts, premium ...

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        Fishing Report

              This fishing report covers the upper Arkansas River from Leadville to Buena Vista. It is provided courtesy of Colorado Fly Fishing Guides, located at 504 Harrison Avenue* in downtown Leadville. Upper Arkansas River (Between Leadville and Buena Vista) May 21, 2024 The days are beginning to get warmer and run off has started.  High water conditions exist.  The river ...

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              Colorado Fly Fishing Guides

              504 Harrison Ave, Leadville, CO 80461  |  (866) 908-7547  |  Website >

                    Colorado Fly Fishing Guides is your genuine small-town fly shop and Leadville’s premier guide service for the Upper Arkansas River Valley. We specialize in walk/wade fly fishing trips and welcome all abilities. We offer two-hour, half-day, and full-day rates. Boat trips are also available. The Arkansas River has been designated Gold Medal water by Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Leadville is home ...

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                    Colorado Parks and Wildlife

                      |  (719) 530-5520  |  Website >

                          Colorado Parks and Wildlife manages issues hunting and fishing licenses, hosts recreational programs, administers the state's trail program and registers boats, snowmobiles, off-highway vehicles and river outfitters. Care for Colorado! Please always Check for Fire Restrictions -- and Follow Them!  Take Care with Fire  Travel & Camp on Durable Surfaces And please take our Adventure by Nature Pledge. Thank you ...

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                          Leadville Ranger District

                          810 Front Street, Leadville, CO 80461  |  (719) 486-0749  |  Website >

                                The Leadville Ranger District of the San Isabel National Forest can give you information on dispersed camping, hiking, fishing, boating, off-highway vehicle (OHV) use, winter sports, fire bans, and more. Care for Colorado! Please always Check for Fire Restrictions -- and Follow Them!  Take Care with Fire  Travel & Camp on Durable Surfaces And please take our Adventure by Nature ...

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                                Mt. Elbert Canoe & Kayak Rental

                                6451 Colorado 82, Twin Lakes, CO  |  310-245-0992  |  Website >

                                      Rent a canoe or kayak and explore beautiful Twin Lakes and Turquoise Lake! Enjoy it on the water! Mt. Elbert Canoe will supply the canoe, single/tandem kayak, instructions, car straps/pads, paddles, oars, life jackets, safety horn, anchor and PFDs. Walk-ins are always welcome but booking online ahead of time are recommended to assure you get a boat.  Rent for a ...

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                                      SUP & Cycle

                                      Twin Lakes SUP & Cycle, Colorado 82, Twin Lakes  |  ​970-420-0200  |  Website >

                                            Have a great vacation with stand-up paddle board, kayaks and mountain bike rentals in the majestic Colorado high country. Quality equipment and amazing service. Flexible hours and rates, ranging from 2 hour rentals to weekly rentals. Knowledgeable staff and laid-back environment. Pet Friendly Come to us for these services: Paddle Board Rentals (single, double, multi-person and party barges) Single and Tandem ...

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